GTI T2 ‘restobuild/mod’.....

An area for all matters concerning the Citroen CX.

Moderator: RichardW

NoTime4Caution
Posts: 6
Joined: 29 Jun 2020, 15:43

Re: GTI T2 ‘restobuild/mod’.....

Post by NoTime4Caution »

Good to see the exhaust tips have the rolled edges - I lost mine years ago when a new exhaust was put in.

I sent you a PM regarding your Helix clutch - I contacted them to see if they could make me one, but it looks like they're having trouble finding the correct parts.
Bilkob
Posts: 160
Joined: 23 Feb 2017, 20:16
x 35

Re: GTI T2 ‘restobuild/mod’.....

Post by Bilkob »

Hi Edwin,
I’ve tried several times to send a pm, can’t seem to make it work. Here are the part numbers for the clutch Helix supplied me
Cover assy. 60-4820
Cerametalic drive plate. 77-4811
Release bearing. 40-4330
Hope that helps,

Cheers Chris
User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 20165
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 1623

Re: GTI T2 ‘restobuild/mod’.....

Post by myglaren »

The PM stays in your outbox until it is opened by the recipient, then moves to the sent box.
NoTime4Caution
Posts: 6
Joined: 29 Jun 2020, 15:43

Re: GTI T2 ‘restobuild/mod’.....

Post by NoTime4Caution »

Thanks Chris, this is indeed very helpful.

The lady I spoke to mentioned it might be one of the Lotus Esprit clutch kits, and I guess she was correct. It’s interesting that it’s the one for the Renault gearbox and not the Citroën SM gearbox. My next challenge is to see if they can tell me whether or not the pressure plate has space for the timing lug on my Turbo 1 flywheel (which yours obviously doesn’t have). From what I can tell the Esprit used a different method for working out the ignition timing, so it might not have that gap.

How are you finding the paddle clutch - not too on/off for daily use? I was thinking of getting the standard type.
Bilkob
Posts: 160
Joined: 23 Feb 2017, 20:16
x 35

Re: GTI T2 ‘restobuild/mod’.....

Post by Bilkob »

953B40FC-6AA6-42E1-8924-4DDF359F8A94.png
Lots and lots of progress, although doing this project outside in the recent weather has been ‘challenging’.......
I should be getting the A/C pipes from the stand alone unit fitted this week, one to the drier bottle that’s already installed and we’ll leave the other one ‘long’. This way, I can re-plumb the water, and finally ‘button up’ the bulkhead area, fit the ducting inside and get it all blowing properly. Because I want to keep the interior looking completely standard, and because this heater A/C unit requires that the water is isolated before the A/C is turned on, I’ve converted the hot-cold dial on the centre vent to run a length of bike brake cable that still works in a rotary fashion, like the dial, but pulls/pushes so can be attached to the on-off water valve as it entered the heater unit, and yes, I’ve plumbed in an H piece ‘upstream’ so the engine still circulates water...!
Bilkob
Posts: 160
Joined: 23 Feb 2017, 20:16
x 35

Re: GTI T2 ‘restobuild/mod’.....

Post by Bilkob »

5B3E9D71-7EB4-4368-9496-9633F2B26CB4.jpeg
I’ve also been hard at work on the exterior appearance as the car is booked in for paint in about 5weeks!!!!
So, brand new bootlid, and very good bonnet and 4 very good ‘Turbo’ doors with all the correct trim, etc and working electric windows and central locking.
Attachments
F0F7509E-8C23-4EAB-B293-A5C9E2B7D53F.jpeg
Bilkob
Posts: 160
Joined: 23 Feb 2017, 20:16
x 35

Re: GTI T2 ‘restobuild/mod’.....

Post by Bilkob »

728E712D-6C23-4A0D-BFBA-CD2E717BCE93.jpeg
Attachments
DAC93476-2AC7-44E8-8ECF-1F7451C3637E.jpeg
Edlandy
Posts: 15
Joined: 11 Feb 2021, 13:11

Re: GTI T2 ‘restobuild/mod’.....

Post by Edlandy »

Where the ell did you find a new boot lid!? ..and do they have another!
Bilkob
Posts: 160
Joined: 23 Feb 2017, 20:16
x 35

Re: GTI T2 ‘restobuild/mod’.....

Post by Bilkob »

So, another really big day for this project today. Drove the 140odd miles from home to Emerald in Norfolk for full mapping of the ECU and perhaps a bit more boost....😬
Dave, Karl, Keith and Leoni were all superb. After a few initial shinanegens trying to tie a large floaty front wheel drive barge to the rollers, off we went
After cleaning up the base map and checking temps and pressures, Dave did a base run with cleaned up fuel and spark, and hey presto, around 180ish bhp, pretty much as standard. We ended the day on 215bhp and 275 lbs/ft torque, which is by far the more important figure on these old barges
Drove home again and the car is superb, and, ah, hmm... FAST! It’s just like a CX turbo only more so, it just sort of hauls in the horizon at an increasingly alarming pace. Marvellous. Still lots to do but this was a very big tick. More than chuffed
Bilkob
Posts: 160
Joined: 23 Feb 2017, 20:16
x 35

Re: GTI T2 ‘restobuild/mod’.....

Post by Bilkob »

Lots and lots of progress. I’ve redone the headlining and had the A,B,C and other interior trim pieces ‘flocked’, the results are STUNNING!
E34ECFE1-1F76-4B63-A09E-D8EB91331D50.jpeg
58AFE43E-9662-4EB1-BE88-281574F13E00.jpeg
AND………….
58AFE43E-9662-4EB1-BE88-281574F13E00.jpeg
Attachments
803FFF0C-3CB0-4FFD-A0F2-E10396138EEF.jpeg
User avatar
white exec
Moderating Team
Posts: 7219
Joined: 21 Dec 2015, 13:46
x 1381

Re: GTI T2 ‘restobuild/mod’.....

Post by white exec »

Tell us about the flocking - who, where, cost?
And a few more pics, of course.
Looking increasingly splendid!
Bilkob
Posts: 160
Joined: 23 Feb 2017, 20:16
x 35

Re: GTI T2 ‘restobuild/mod’.....

Post by Bilkob »

1BE4E647-C9ED-4D42-B241-E1A21F23E026.jpeg
01374144-EBEA-448B-AFC1-65F1BA1FAFA1.jpeg
3D96942A-94A7-4A56-A5E8-F4AA94DB20A4.jpeg
Bilkob
Posts: 160
Joined: 23 Feb 2017, 20:16
x 35

Re: GTI T2 ‘restobuild/mod’.....

Post by Bilkob »

Ok, now this really is getting exciting and nerve wracking
7747BA4E-C515-4BAA-99B8-7F7BE55DE840.jpeg
7FB93E1C-8975-421C-B068-78A8379C061E.jpeg
636415CE-E178-4742-A56C-6371E4F7AA55.jpeg
User avatar
white exec
Moderating Team
Posts: 7219
Joined: 21 Dec 2015, 13:46
x 1381

Re: GTI T2 ‘restobuild/mod’.....

Post by white exec »

Looking really rather splendid... =D>
Bilkob
Posts: 160
Joined: 23 Feb 2017, 20:16
x 35

Re: GTI T2 ‘restobuild/mod’.....

Post by Bilkob »

I’ve had the car back for a few days now and it’s slowly but surely coming together
6FC889B4-107B-403E-93FD-393E3FCDBA81.jpeg
73696085-5843-43E9-8AE8-4E757FA756C2.jpeg
3ED10FC4-DA05-4F94-8B98-381EB4FE5304.jpeg
B9C59583-5267-41C3-A466-766C14CB2F30.jpeg